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The Reminders

Val Emmich

Grief-stricken over his partner Sydney's death, Gavin sets fire to every reminder in the couple's home before fleeing Los Angeles for New Jersey, where he hopes to find peace with the family of an old friend. Joan, the family's 10-year-old daughter, was born with the rare ability to recall every day of her life in detail. Gavin strikes a deal with Joan: in return for sharing her memories of Sydney, Gavin will help her win a songwriting contest. When Joan reveals unexpected details about Sydney's final months, Gavin is forced to reconsider his relationship with Sydney as well as the course of his own immediate future. A hilarious and tender debut.